In the graph:
The molecular speed of a gas is given by:
where R = gas constant, T = temperature, and M = molar mass of the gas
The graph below shows the distribution of molecular speeds for argon and helium at the same temperature.
(a) Does curve 1 or 2 better represent the behavior of argon?
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